Our Facilities

Our in-house laboratory is equipped with the relevant laboratory equipment used to carry out our research activities. The laboratory equipment used in our laboratory includes the following:

Bruker Tango near infrared spectrophotometer

A machine that is used to identify the composition of samples. Different substances have chemical bonds that will vibrate with energy levels on different wavelengths and will absorb radiation emitted by the machine at the same wavelength. We can then estimate the composition of samples by looking at the wavelengths absorbed.

PerkinElmer Analyst 400AA atomic absorption spectrophotometer

A machine that is able to detect metal and heavy metal elements such as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron in samples. The machine uses cathode lamp to emit light which will be absorbed by samples at specific wavelengths to determine what elements are present in samples. 

PerkinElmer Flexar LC high performance liquid chromatography system

Liquid chromatography is a technique used to separate the individual compounds in samples by dissolving them into liquid and passing it through a column of chromatography packing material. It is possible to separate the different compounds as they travel through the packing material at different speeds. This enables the identification of the individual compounds such as vitamin A or sulfadimidine in samples.

Mettler Toledo T50 automatic titrator

Titration is the process of using a solution with a known concentration of substance to determine the unknown concentration of another substance. This automatic titrator does not only make the process of titration easier but also increases accuracy in a shorter amount of time.

Mettler Toledo UV5 UV vis spectrophotometer

A machine that is used to identify the composition of organic samples such as phosphorus and urea. The machine emits ultraviolet (“UV”) light that will be absorbed by samples. As different elements absorb UV light at different range of wavelengths, the machine is able to determine the type of elements that are present in samples.

GeneReach POCKIT™ micro plus series nucleic acid analyser

A portable handheld machine that uses insulated isothermal polymerase chain reaction technology to detect deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). This enables us to test for viruses such as influenza A, infectious bronchitis virus and Newcastle disease.

R-Biopharm RIDA® ABSORBANCE 96 microtiter plate reader

A machine used to test for mycotoxins in samples such as aflatoxin, fumonisin and ohratoxin A.

Biotek ELx800 microplate reader

A machine used to carry out serology tests for diseases such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and swine fever virus.